Feb 26, 2014 12:00pm PST
. to krystal's point. >> this plan seems to guard against that. >> camp is saying in an environment where some of the folks are honest, they want to make up revenue, you have to find it. we are cutting defense spending. we were talking about infrastructure, potholes, state funding. >> you have to make sacrifices. >> in the previous segment. the people who are serious want to pick up the amendment. if there's any room to maneuver or wiggle, i don't think the way they've approached the tax code gives me a lot of real faith. capital gains is an important area. by the way, to abby's point, you want to know a big idea, hold up or down votes on the floor. the speaker can put each one of these out. what i think happens here is similar to what happens on immigration. there's some piecemeal conversations but you can't actually get a vote on what i think are the most important parts. the capital gains thing, i'll end here, it's a problem because today's wealthy americans make more money through stock dividends than were before in history. >> right. >> our tax code has not caught up with that.
Feb 28, 2014 12:00pm PST
difference is that i grew up in an environment that was a little bit more forgiving. i firmly believe that he have child deserves the same chances that i had. because if america stands for anything, it stands for the idea of opportunity for everybody. the notion that no matter who you you are or where you came from or the circumstances into which you are born, if you work hard, if you take responsibility, then you can make it in this country. >> the approach to expand opportunity for all, not a right for a few. and as one white aide said, democrats have a different approach. we leave the economy grows best when it grows from the middle out. that's how the president wants his party to frame the midterm debate. we'll hear more on that when he addresses the dnc winter meeting. let's start the show with brian boiler. i want to go back to my brother's keeper, this interesting initiative the president is pushing. and i think back to 2008 when the president was introducing himself to the nation. for the most part, part of the bargain he was making with the nation was i'm not going to talk about r
Feb 27, 2014 12:00pm PST
myself in these young men. the only difference is i grew up in an environment that was a little more forgiving. so when i made a mistake, the consequences were not as severe p. i had people who encouraged me, not just my mom and grandparents, but wonderful teachers and dmunt leaders. they pushed me to work hard, study hard, make the most of myself. if i didn't listen, they said it again. if i didn't listen, they said it a third time. they would give me second chances and third chances. they never gave up on me, so i didn't give up on myself. i told these young men my story then, and i repeat it now, because i firmly believe that every child deserves the same chances that i had. that's why we are here today. to do what we can in this year of action to give more young americans the support they need to make good choices. and to be resilient, and to overcome obstacles. and achieve their dreams. this is an issue of national important. it is as important as any issue that i work on. it's an issue that goes to the very heart of why i ran for president. because if america stands for anythin